For many Americans who are overweight, sticking to a healthy diet and weight loss plan is a lifelong commitment that can often be challenging. And for some, the option of gastric bypass surgery is an important and necessary component of a weight loss program. But in the long run, a gastric bypass should not be viewed as a solution, but rather a tool to help you with a lifelong diet. Therefore, it’s important to understand how to use this tool to the best of your ability.
After gastric bypass surgery, some major changes to the digestive system occur, making it a lifestyle change that must be closely monitored. By following a few key guidelines regarding diet changes, gastric bypass can make a world of a difference for one’s health.
Here are Health Fitness Revolution‘s Top 10 Foods to Eat after Gastric Bypass Surgery:
- Lean, Skinless Chicken: Protein is a major staple in the post gastric-bypass surgery, but visible fat and skin should be trimmed off. Protein not only aids the body in healing, but it is essential for sustained weight loss long-term.
- Eggs: Soft scrambling some eggs is a great way to get healthy protein and nutrients into the body while also being easy to digest. Avoid dry eggs and hard-boiled eggs after surgery.
- Lentils: They have 18 grams of protein, and 15 grams of fiber per cup. This is great because the protein helps the body heal, and the fiber aids with digestion after surgery.
- Yogurt: Eating non-fat, no sugar added Greek Yogurt is easily digested and gives an added boost of calcium to the healing body. If unflavored yogurt isn’t your thing, hand crush some fresh berries to put into the yogurt.